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The National Transport Spokesperson – Chris Bishop with Scott Simpson (Coromandel MP) today released their policy for the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel, particularly regarding our one-lane bridges. The Policy has three key initiatives are. Building the Tauranga to Katikati Expressway, including the Katikati bypass Building the Pokeno to Mangatarata improvements project. Upgrade three one […]

Click the link below to complete the survey https://survey.app.do/how-concerned-are-you-with-drug-issues-on-the-peninsula How concerned are you about the use of hard drugs in our community. For as long as one can remember, terms like “Coromandel Green” have been freely used and are well known around the entire country. At the upcoming general election in September, there will be […]

Steady falls of rain are happening around the Coromandel with heaviest falls happening in and around Coromandel Town and Thames/Kopu where we have reports of 23mm falling so far. (Source Personal Weather Stations). Lightest falls are in the South eastern end of the Peninsula around Whangamata. We also have reports of slips on State Highway […]

This morning Rick Rennie spoke to Garry Towler, Civil Defence Controller, about the heavy rain warning in place for the Coromandel with effect from Midnight tonight (12:00am Thursday June 25). This weather event is similar to the Queen’s Birthday storm with falls of up to 150mm possible. Expect road closures, slips, flooding and power outages. […]

Our first chat this morning to Coromandel MP Scott Simpson since his promotion to front bench in new Todd Muller lead National Party. Simpson continues to hold the Environment and Climate Change portfolios, with the addition of the Resource Management Act Reform and Planning portfolio. Calling from Wellington Airport after Parliament sat until midnight under […]

Low interest rates mean people have been queuing to view houses around the Coromandel Peninsula. Kerry from Trinity Network Thames said that they have been busy with interest from out of town and overseas due to the safe environment that Thames/Coromandel has to offer. “A lot of the buyers that are coming from out of […]

Sandra Goudie explained to Rick this morning how school kids, creativity, and a $500 prize from TCDC, could go a long way in positively helping local businesses. TCDC will award $500 to the school of the person who creates the best 60 second video of why people should visit their neighbourhood. “I think kids are […]

The Lost Spring is working hard to reopen for Queens Birthday weekend. The lockdown has proven tricky for this iconic Coromandel business, but they’ve still managed to do deep cleaning, landscaping and mechanical work and will be ready for eager clients this weekend. Rick interviewed CEO Alanna Kline this morning and she outlined the new […]

Local community newspaper The Plains Profile can now be read and loved further and wider afield as The Valley Profile.  New editor Teresa Ramsey chatted to Ayana this afternoon about taking the reins and her passion for local news. “I’ve had such an amazing response from the community and local businesses wanting to advertise, which […]

Presenting ‘Stay’, a collaboration from Te Māngai Pāho and Loop featuring 20 of Aotearoa’s finest musicians with one clear message – stay at home to help save lives. Watch the video below… Created by over 20 artists in collaboration while in lock down, ‘Stay’ is a waiata created with one simple goal – encouraging the people of […]


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